A POSTCARD FROM STRASBOURG

“Let me know if I’m going to work on Monday”-joked my sister when I told her I had bought a lottery ticket (there was a rollover).

“If I wIn”- I said-I’d be on the first Eurostar to Paris. And then hello Georgia, Armenia, Uzbekistan and Mongolia”- I dreamed.

Strasbourg

Strasbourg

Strasbourg

Strasbourg

I might not have won the lottery but I’d take pretty much every opportunity to travel. When The French said he was going to Strasbourg for work, I bought my train ticket there and then (I do wander sometimes if he minds me following him everywhere, even at home where I follow him from room to room. If he minds, he graciously never told me).

Strasbourg

Strasbourg

Strasbourg

Strasbourg

Strasbourg

Strasbourg is perhaps best known for being a home to the European Court of Human Rights but it’s so much more then that.  It’s entire old town, Grande Île was listed as UNESCO World Heritage site in 1988.

Strasbourg

A beautiful Gothic cathedral is also worth a visit.

Przepiekna gotycka katedra jest warta zobaczenia. 

The Old Town is full of traditional alsatian restaurants and I’m sure that couple of years ago The French and I would have had no problems with finding somewhere to park for a dinner. Their kitchen is famous for 50 shades of pork.  But Japanese as well as Italian food also seems wildly popular so it wasn’t too bad after all. Actually, the food was great.

Strasbourg

Strasbourg

With The French at work, I took to exploring the town on foot.  I was so happy I took my big coat. It was freezing in comparison to mild London weather.

Strasbourg

Fashion capital Strasbourg is not but I happily plundered Sephora store.

Sephora

I visited the Tomi Ungerer museum. He’s perhaps best known for his children’s books and illustrations. But I loved the most his satire on American society (Ungerer lived in NY for a log time) as well as his depiction of Vietnam war.

Strasbourg

Strasbourg

Strasbourg

Strasbourg

Strasbourg

Strasbourg

The French was worried I would be bored spending days on my own but he needn’t have. Between exploring, shopping and relaxing in a bath with a book a a glass of champagne, I couldn’t have asked for more.

 

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